thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago HalfDork
5/10/09 5:07 p.m.

http://www.themotorreport.com.au/30452/2010-bmw-s-1000-rr-global-launch-at-monza/

Discuss.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn Dork
5/10/09 5:28 p.m.

I thought it was already in production...I know they announced it about a year ago, but maybe they haven't actually sold any of them yet. Looks like a pretty nice bike.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH SuperDork
5/10/09 8:25 p.m.

Bwahahaha, it looks like it's wearing a monocle!

Nice bike though.

Mental
Mental SuperDork
5/11/09 11:14 a.m.

193 HP.

Traction control.

Bavarian.

Yeah, I just found my next literbike. As soon as they hit the pre-owned market, I will have one.

mistanfo
mistanfo Dork
5/11/09 11:44 a.m.

Locost engine donor? Why yes.

Rusty_Rabbit84
Rusty_Rabbit84 Reader
5/11/09 2:27 p.m.

looks like it has a lazy eye as headlights go, but all together it looks badass

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson New Reader
5/11/09 3:04 p.m.

So that's who GM sold all those Pontiac grill 'arrows' to they won't be needing anymore.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
5/11/09 7:24 p.m.

I understand CAD is hard to learn, but there is no excuse for those headlights.

Appleseed
Appleseed HalfDork
5/11/09 10:13 p.m.

And being BMW, it'll cost as much as a Ducati.

Opus
Opus HalfDork
5/11/09 11:29 p.m.
pinchvalve wrote: I understand CAD is hard to learn, but there is no excuse for those headlights.

agreed, looks like it is wearing a monocle on the right side

Osterkraut
Osterkraut Dork
5/11/09 11:34 p.m.

I like it! Looks like an evil alien insect.

Plus BMWs tend to have wacky headlights. GS, anyone?

16vCorey
16vCorey SuperDork
5/12/09 8:11 a.m.

I KNOW I've seen an episode of Space Ghost or The Brak Show when Zorak was wearing a tuxedo and monocle, but I couldn't seem to find it anywhere on the interwebz. Separated at birth, which makes it that much more bad ass.

Xceler8x
Xceler8x Dork
5/12/09 8:31 a.m.

I like anything where the front doesn't look like a samurai's helmet from ancient japan. Or a transformer. But I repeat myself...

CrackMonkey
CrackMonkey HalfDork
5/12/09 9:08 a.m.

Am I the only one who has zero desire to own a bike with almost 200hp?

wherethefmi
wherethefmi HalfDork
5/12/09 9:25 a.m.

youre not the only one, that level of power with that little protection scares the bejeebers out of me.

16vCorey
16vCorey SuperDork
5/12/09 9:45 a.m.
CrackMonkey wrote: Am I the only one who has zero desire to own a bike with almost 200hp?

Not at all. I think they're cool to look at, but I'm sure I'd die on one.

93celicaGT2
93celicaGT2 Dork
5/12/09 10:03 a.m.

I KNOW i'd die on one....

I drove my buddy's Kawasaki 736 or whatever, set up for stunting, so it's geared like crazy, and i about shat myself when it spun through 1st gear at quarter throttle. Yes. It spun. Didn't lift the front tire. That didn't happen til 3rd gear.

Xceler8x
Xceler8x Dork
5/12/09 1:40 p.m.

I'm with you guys. I drove a liter bike for years and I can count on both hands the times it saw full throttle for longer than 10 seconds.

Why would anyone need more than a 600 since they now put out over 100 hp?

Mental
Mental SuperDork
5/12/09 3:29 p.m.
Appleseed wrote: And being BMW, it'll cost as much as a Ducati.

Reread the article, that bike is aimed squarley at and priced with the Japanese superbikes. 15K

CrackMonkey wrote: Am I the only one who has zero desire to own a bike with almost 200hp?

The thought of it makes my netheregions tingle

Appleseed
Appleseed HalfDork
5/12/09 6:43 p.m.

So it'll cost as much as a Duacti 1098.

Mental
Mental SuperDork
5/13/09 3:30 p.m.

I didn't realize the 1098s were that affordable. My buddy has a Tri-Color and it was a good bit over $15K

The new R1s at MSRP at just under 13K (try and get one for that right now), GSXRs are the same. CBR1KRRs and Ninja ZX10s are 12.

So while you are right, I still think BMW has done a great job of competitely pricing the bike, and considering you get a lot of goodies that a Duc can't have, a pretty cool job of it as well.

96DXCivic
96DXCivic Reader
5/15/09 11:33 a.m.

The biggest reason for these bikes to exist is World Superbike. I am under the impression that is the whole reason BMW built that bike.

haunter
haunter New Reader
5/15/09 12:56 p.m.
Mental wrote: I didn't realize the 1098s were that affordable. My buddy has a Tri-Color and it was a good bit over $15K The new R1s at MSRP at just under 13K (try and get one for that right now), GSXRs are the same. CBR1KRRs and Ninja ZX10s are 12. So while you are right, I still think BMW has done a great job of competitely pricing the bike, and considering you get a lot of goodies that a Duc can't have, a pretty cool job of it as well.

the tri's are up to like 18K now.

I still think this thing will cost 20K

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